What Does Steph Curry’s Tattoo On His Bicep Mean?

Scroll to the end of this article for information about Stephen Curry’s “WOE” tattoo.

If you recently watched a Golden State Warriors game, you probably noticed the tattoo on Steph Curry’s left inner-bicep.  The ink appears to be a greater than symbol next to a less than symbol (> <).  Curry has explained that the tattoo reminds him to live in the moment.  Him and his wife, Ayesha Curry, have matching > < tattoos.

What Does Steph Curry's Tattoo On His Bicep Mean?
What Does Steph Curry’s Tattoo On His Bicep Mean?

The greater than less than is a symbol of John 3:30.  The verse reads, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”  This is a very similar message to Philippians 4:13 which Curry has on his shoes: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”


The Warriors guard is religious as proven by his previous tattoos.  The video below shows him getting a bible verse on his wrist:
LeBron James may have brought a NBA Championship home to Cleveland but Curry had an amazing season.  His ink makes it clear that God has more knowledge than us therefore we should not question the path he has set out for our lives.

The 2016 NBA Finals put up Empire numbers.  Game 7 was the most watched game ever on ABC.  The Super Bowl remains the most-watched sports event of the year with 111.9 million viewers.

The meaning of Stephen Curry’s WOE bicep tattoo

The “WOE” tattoo on Steph Curry’s right bicep means Working On Excellence.  Excellence is defined as the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.  That’s exactly what Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been throughout the 2017 NBA Playoffs.  Steph and Kevin Durant have taken the Warriors to a new level.  It will be extremely difficult for the Cleveland Cavaliers to defeat Golden State in this year’s NBA Finals.


The Meaning Of Stephen Curry's WOE Bicep Tattoo
The Meaning Of Stephen Curry’s WOE Bicep Tattoo


Stephen Curry’s Hebrew wrist tattoo

Stephen Curry has a Hebrew tattoo on his right wrist that means “love never fails.” The quote is from 1 Corinthians 13:8.  Steph’s beautiful wife, Ayesha, has a matching tattoo on her right wrist.  I love Steph and Ayesha’s relationship.  Ayesha hates seeing her man lose and has even accused the NBA of being rigged after the Warriors lost to the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Stephen Curry's Hebrew Wrist Tattoo
Stephen Curry’s Hebrew Wrist Tattoo

What do you think about Steph Curry’s tattoos? Which one is your favorite? Should he get more? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More